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Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

Lander University offers a wide variety of graduate assistantship (GA) opportunities.

Graduate students awarded a GA work approximately 20 hours per week during the school year. In return, GA positions cover half of the regular tuition and required fees (for fall and spring) and provide a stipend of $3,000 per semester.

Students must first be admitted in a Lander University graduate program to be eligible to apply.

Applications for a graduate assistantship are completed through Handshake. You will receive instructions on how to apply for a GA position upon admittance to Lander University.

GA applications are closed for fall 2022. Spring 2023 positions are still available in these areas:

 

  • Academics
  • Athletics
  • Colleges
  • Student Life

 

Academics

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The University Center of Greenville (UCG) Instructional Site Graduate Assistant (GA) will perform market analysis in the Greenville area relating to the academic programs offered by Lander at UCG.  This analysis will inform outreach to businesses, industry, and other stakeholders in Greenville as Lander develops marketing campaigns for prospective students.  The GA will assist the Director to analyze and improve existing advertising, social media postings, and website content with a goal of supporting student recruiting efforts.  This may involve creating marketing content.  The GA may also be involved in meeting with prospective students to assist them with application to the UCG programs.  This position is based at Lander’s UCG offices in Greenville and is ideal for a graduate student living in the Greenville area.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023
The Academic Coaching Graduate Assistant will assist students with developing skills essential to college success. These skills include (but are not limited to) time management, organization, study skills, and note-taking strategies. Other duties may include the creation of workshops for students to attend; tracking student participation and performance; assisting with program assessment; and assisting students in connecting with campus resources.
This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Graduate Assistant (GA) will perform market analysis in the Greenville area relating to the academic programs offered by Lander at UCG.  This analysis will inform outreach to businesses, industry, and other stakeholders in Greenville as Lander develops marketing campaigns for prospective students.  The GA will assist the Director of the Lander Instructional Site to analyze and improve existing advertising, social media postings, and website content with a goal of supporting student recruiting efforts.  This may involve creating marketing content.  This position is based on the main campus in Greenwood, but may involve occasional travel to Greenville.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Academic Alert Graduate Assistant will assist with coordination and outreach to students who have academic alerts to connect students with the appropriate academic and support resources on campus.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The PASS/Supplemental Instruction Graduate Assistant will assist with coordination and scheduling of PASS/Supplemental Instruction mentors and sessions. This may include tracking and assisting with program assessment; assisting with training, supervising, and evaluating student PASS leaders; and assisting with the development of online options for PASS/Supplemental Instruction.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Graduate Assistant for Transfer Support will assist the Academic Transfer Coordinator with duties such as targeted communication plans, workshops, social media presence, transfer student events and the Level Up – Organization for Transfer Students.  The GA will provide support for students who are in the on-boarding process from their previous institution to Lander.  Ideally, this candidate would be a Lander Alum that transferred from another institution during their undergraduate studies.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023
This Graduate Assistants main role would be coordinating academic student engagement. This consists of creating workshop marketing materials, social media advertisements, and targeted email communications. This position will also require the GA to work tabling events, workshops, and other ASC functions including at least one Open House each academic year. This GA position will allow our office to effectively communicate the services and workshops offered by the ASC. Due to the requirements of this role, this GA will mostly be working during afternoons are early evenings (specifically Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2-5 pm) throughout the week to make up a portion of their 20 hours per week.
Open for Spring 2023

This Graduate Assistant's primary role would be to increase Student Experience. This would consist of monitoring ASC email, building Academic Alert Cases, sending out advising surveys and helping the testing coordinator. This position will also require the GA to work tabling events, workshops, and other ASC functions, including at least one Open House, each academic year. 

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Graduate Assistant for the Lander University Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) works to support the center’s mission and purpose to provide professional development resources, workshops, and programs for Lander University faculty and staff. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Manage CFE social media accounts including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; Maintain records of faculty and staff participation in CFE workshops and programs; Assist in planning and execution of faculty development workshops and events; Assist in managing the CFE website; Assist in developing and implementing plans to market programs to the campus community; Assist with developing programs, events, and activities for the CFE; Foster a focus on equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice in all aspects of CFE programs; Understand the CFE’s vision, mission, and goals; work toward their realization; collaborate with CFE director on the continuous improvement of CFE efforts; Regularly communicate with the CFE Director about projects, events, responsibilities, and concerns; Act as a resource for Lander faculty and staff about CFE functions/events/programs.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Library GA will join an energetic, friendly team of Lander University employees focused on provided excellent service to the Lander community.  They will assist the professional librarians with tasks that support their efforts to promote research services and resources as well as improve the quality of experience library users have when interacting with our website and while visiting the building.   Some examples of these tasks include support for user experience (UX) research studies, including planning, recruiting, and note-taking.  Create a marketing plan for a signature library service aimed at a specific audience.  Work on a wayfinding project to help improve interior signage. Assist with answering comments and suggestions from the library user-feedback station.  Mentor undergraduate students in customer service best practices.  Assist with staffing library online chat reference service.   Although some overlap with the professional staff is needed the schedule can be tailored to the needs of the new GA.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023
The Writing Center Graduate Assistant will be responsible for conducting conferences with graduate students to help improve their writing skills; assisting in the promotion of the Writing Center by hosting workshops and; mentoring undergraduate staff; and assisting in interviewing and training undergraduate tutors.

Admissions

This position has been filled for 2022-2023
The Community Outreach Graduate Assistant will work with the Office of Admissions by representing Lander University at enrollment and recruitment fairs within the community (i.e. churches, expo fairs, festivals). Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following tasks: attend events and make presentations to communicate with prospective students and their families in an effort to promote Lander University and its programs; facilitate group tour presentations; create and maintain a school counselor directory for SC and beyond.
Position Closed
Reporting to the Director of Special Cohort Outreach, the Dual Credit Graduate Assistant will participate in all aspects of dual credit student recruitment, advising, and supporting. This GA will give presentations at area high schools, meet individually with prospective students and their parents, help market & and will promote the opportunity through social media, email and call campaigns. The Graduate Assistant will also advise dual credit applicants on their course schedules.  The GA will monitor dual credit student progress and intervene to offer support and guidance as needed.
This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Social Media/Communications Graduate Assistant will develop, deploy and manage social media campaigns to prospects, applicants, accepted students, and/or enrollee cohorts to sustain interest, and to encourage students to respond to the appropriate offices on campus. Other Duties include: The planning, creation and implementation of digital ad campaigns (Social Media and Google), as well as the development and delivery of digital messages for newly admitted/enrolling students during the months preceding the beginning of each semester.

Athletics

Position Closed

The Acrobatics and Tumbling Graduate Assistant will assist the Head Coach in all day-to-day activities and operations of an NCATA Acrobatics and Tumbling Program. Duties include, but are not limited to, administrative support; practice planning/attendance; implementation of drills and techniques; recruiting both on and off campus; and any other tasks assigned by the head coach or athletic department. Candidates will gain experience in all aspects of collegiate coaching, including practice planning and implementation, facility scheduling, interacting with Sports Medicine/ Strength and Conditioning staff, and aiding young student athletes.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

Graduate Assistant for Athletics will assist in processing paperwork for team travel and purchases across the entire department, making sure that proper documentation is obtained and filed. They will work closely with athletic coaches and staff to ensure timely delivery of all travel and purchasing paperwork to other departments as needed. The graduate assistant will also assist in preparing money, online pass lists and online framework for game day ticket sales. This will also include creating and maintaining spreadsheets which track ticket sales for each game and sport for the year. This person will also assist with special events that are put on within the athletic department throughout the year.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Lander University Baseball program is seeking a qualified applicant as a graduate assistant coach.  The graduate assistant will assist in all aspects of the program in a variety of duties and responsibilities. This will include but not be limited to: practice planning, travel planning, equipment, throw batting practice, swing a fungo, and create developmental plans for all players. The candidate must be able to help with recruiting efforts on and off campus and adhere to all NCAA rules.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

Lander University is accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant for the Cross Country and Track & Field programs. Applicants with a background in sprints, jumps, or throws are preferred. The successful candidate will be able to assist the Head Coach in all aspects of running a successful NCAA Division II Cross Country and Track & Field program. These include, but are not limited to: Assist in recruitment of prospective student athletes, assist in planning and conducting practices for all event groups, assist in transportation to meets when needed, monitoring and running study hall for student athletes, managing team social media, adherence to all rules and regulations of the NCAA Division II and Peach Belt Conference. Minimum Qualifications are: Bachelor’s Degree, excellent verbal and written communication skills, driver’s license, three years of competing or coaching.

Position Closed

The Lander University women’s field hockey program is seeking a qualified applicant as a graduate assistant coach. The graduate assistant will assist the head coach and assistant coach in a variety of duties and responsibilities, including but not limited to fostering a highly competitive and positive team culture, assist with various responsibilities regarding the recruitment of prospective student-athletes, help to coordinate team travel, assist in the instruction and development of members of the women’s field hockey team,  assist with practice and game preparation, direct film exchange efforts, and various duties related to community involvement. The successful candidate must understand the rules, strategies, and techniques related to the sport of field hockey. Most importantly, the graduate assistant will help support the mission, goals, and values of Lander University, the Athletic Department, and the women’s field hockey program. Previous collegiate playing and/or coaching experience is preferred.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Marketing, Productions, and Fan Engagement, the Graduate Assistant for Athletics Marketing will assist the Lander Athletics Marketing staff in development, coordination, and implementation of marketing and promotional efforts.

Open for Spring 2023

Graduate Assistant for Broadcast and Video Services reports directly to the Director of marketing, production, and fan engagement and is responsible for producing high-quality video content to promote the name and brand of Lander Bearcat Athletics. Other duties include, but are not limited to managing live video stream production and some post-production content, creating or activating sponsorship elements within content or live streams, managing student production team for home games, collaborating with teams, coaches, and Sports Information department for regular, recurring content, as well as features highlighting the achievements of Lander student-athletes, maintaining the Lander Bearcat brand across production platforms, collaborating with other external departments and team members, including Marketing, Communications, Development, Corporate Sponsorship and Ticketing, on consistent branding and messaging. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree with two years of experience in sports video production; experience in social media strategy development and management; and experience in graphic design. Experience in Adobe Premier Pro, After Effects and Photoshop is strongly preferred.  Knowledge of Production Truck software is a plus.

Position Closed

The Men’s & Women’s Golf Graduate Assistant will assist the Head coaches in all day-to-day activities and operations of an NCAA golf program.  Duties include, but are not limited to, daily practice planning and attendance, running practice for players not traveling when head coaches are on the road, liaison with golf course staff for practice and qualifying schedules, handling recruits and their schedules while on visits, and any other tasks assigned by the coaching staff or athletic department.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Men’s Basketball Graduate Assistant will be under the direct supervision of the Head Men’s Basketball Coach. The Men’s Basketball Graduate Assistant will be responsible for administration in all phases of the program. This includes academics, recruiting, player-evaluation, practice planning and implementation, individual player development, assistance with travel, and other coaching duties or administrative duties as assigned.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Men’s Lacrosse Graduate Assistant will assist the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach in all day-to-day activities and operations of an NCAA division II men’s lacrosse program. Duties include, but are not limited to, daily practice attendance and position coaching; recruiting both on and off campus; game and practice planning; opponent scouting and film analysis; academic monitoring; field and equipment maintenance; supervising study hall and team lifts; and any other tasks assigned by the coaching staff or athletic department. 

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Rugby Graduate Assistant will assist the Head Men’s Rugby Coach in all day-to-day activities and operations of an NCAA rugby program. Duties include, but are not limited to, daily practice attendance and position coaching; recruiting both on and off campus; game and practice planning; opponent scouting and film analysis; academic monitoring; field and equipment maintenance; supervising study hall and team lifts; and any other tasks assigned by the coaching staff or athletic department. 

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

Lander University is accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant for the Men’s Soccer Program. The GA for men’s soccer position would include roles in most aspects of the program, including but not limited to: development & varsity teams practices and games, community service projects, general administration, equipment management, assisting with strength & conditioning, & travel planning.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Lander University Men’s Tennis Program is seeking a qualified applicant as a graduate assistant coach. The graduate assistant will assist in all phases of the program to include but not limited to: Assist with daily practices which includes practice planning and help with on court instruction, drills, strategy, and inter-squad match play supervision. Assist with recruiting student athletes. Help organize the scheduling of matches and tournaments, and the travel that is associated with those events. Be active in community engagement projects. Will be involved in NCAA and Peach Belt Conference compliance duties and be aware of University paperwork processes as it relates to program expenditures. 

Position Closed
Lander University is seeking qualified applicants for a Graduate Assistant Softball Coach. This position will serve as a member of the softball coaching staff and will be responsible for helping to coordinate a number of operational components of running a successful program, including (but not limited to) team communications, office management, budgeting, event coordination, travel logistics, apparel management, practice duties, recruiting, video management, and helping to prepare scouting reports. In addition to a maintaining a regular office schedule, some nights and weekends will be required. The Graduate Assistant Coach will be required to travel to all away games, as well as attend all home matches, practices, and team meetings or events.
This position has been filled for 2022-2023
Graduate Assistant for Broadcast and Video Services reports directly to the Director of marketing, production, and fan engagement and is responsible for producing high-quality video content to promote the name and brand of Lander Bearcat Athletics. Other duties include, but are not limited to managing live video stream production and some post-production content, creating or activating sponsorship elements within content or live streams, managing student production team for home games, collaborating with teams, coaches, and Sports Information department for regular, recurring content, as well as features highlighting the achievements of Lander student-athletes, maintaining the Lander Bearcat brand across production platforms, collaborating with other external departments and team members, including Marketing, Communications, Development, Corporate Sponsorship and Ticketing, on consistent branding and messaging. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree with two years of experience in sports video production; experience in social media strategy development and management; and experience in graphic design. Experience in Adobe Premier Pro, After Effects and Photoshop is strongly preferred.  Knowledge of Production Truck software is a plus.
Position Closed

The Sports Nutrition Graduate Assistant will be responsible, under the guidance of the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, for all aspects of Sports Nutrition for Lander Bearcat Athletics, to include the following: nutritional consultations/coaching sessions with Student-Athletes, assisting Sport Coaches in meal planning and restaurant selection during team travel, developing educational materials for dispersal to Student-Athletes, and other tasks as assigned in order to provide excellent service to our Student-Athletes.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant will be responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive strength and conditioning programs for selected teams, as well as assisting full-time S&C staff if/when required. Candidates will gain experience in all aspects of collegiate S&C, including program design and implementation, interfacing with coaching and Sports Medicine staffs, and facility scheduling and maintenance.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Lander University women’s volleyball program is seeking a qualified applicant as a graduate assistant coach. The graduate assistant will assist the head coach and assistant coach in a variety of duties and responsibilities, including but not limited to fostering a highly competitive and positive team culture, assist with various responsibilities regarding the recruitment of prospective student-athletes, help to coordinate team travel, assist in the instruction and development of members of the women’s volleyball team,  assist with practice and game preparation, direct film exchange efforts, and various duties related to community involvement. The successful candidate must have an understanding of the rules, strategies, and techniques related to the sport of volleyball. Most importantly, the graduate assistant will help support the mission, goals, and values of Lander University, the Athletic Department, and the women’s volleyball program. Previous collegiate playing and/or coaching experience is preferred.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Woman’s Basketball Graduate Assistant will assist the Head Woman’s Basketball Coach in all day-to-day activities of an NCAA division II woman’s basketball program. Duties include, but are not limited to, developing and executing creative and innovative marketing and promotional campaigns to increase attendance and community engagement; assisting the coaching staff with video content for practices, game preparation and recruiting; assisting the coaching staff with recruiting; and working with athletic and facility staff at Lander to coordinate their facility and game management needs. 

Open for Spring 2023

The Woman’s Lacrosse Graduate Assistant will assist the Head Woman’s Lacrosse Coach in all day-to-day activities and operations of an NCAA division II woman’s lacrosse program. Duties include, but are not limited to, daily practice attendance and position coaching; recruiting both on and off campus; game and practice planning; opponent scouting and film analysis; academic monitoring; field and equipment maintenance; supervising study hall and team lifts; and any other tasks assigned by the coaching staff or athletic department. 

Open for Spring 2023

The Woman’s Rugby Graduate Assistant will assist the Head Woman’s Rugby Coach in all day-to-day activities and operations of an NCAA rugby program. Duties include, but are not limited to, daily practice attendance and position coaching; recruiting both on and off campus; game and practice planning; opponent scouting and film analysis; academic monitoring; field and equipment maintenance; supervising study hall and team lifts; and any other tasks assigned by the coaching staff or athletic department. 

Open for Spring 2023

The Lander University Women’s Tennis Program is seeking a qualified applicant as a graduate assistant coach. The graduate assistant coach will assist in all aspects of the tennis program at Lander University. College playing experience is required. Knowing how to string is required. This position will report directly to the head women’s tennis coach. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assist in recruiting future Bearcats, set up team travel arrangements; assist in the organizing and leading of team practices, team development, and on court conditioning. Additionally, the graduate assistant will travel with and assist in coaching at all tournaments and dual matches, string player rackets, help in alumni engagement and fundraising, and manage the Lander Women’s Tennis Social Media Account.

Position Closed
Assist the Head Men’s Wrestling Coach in all day-to-day activities and operations of an NCAA division II men’s Wrestling program. Duties include, but are not limited to, daily practice attendance and training with student-athletes; recruiting both on and off campus; game and practice planning and preparation ; film review with student athletes; various administrative tasks assigned by the coaching staff; academic monitoring; wrestling room equipment maintenance; supervising study hall; and any other tasks assigned by the coaching staff or athletic department. 

Colleges

Position Closed

The Art Department is seeking a Graduate Assistant to assist the art faculty with 2D and/or 3D studio management. GA’s will coordinate with graduate studio faculty to facilitate smooth studio operation in both 2D and 3D studio areas. This exciting position will give graduate students valuable experiences that will prepare them for creating their own professional studio upon graduation. 

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The College of Behavioral & Social Sciences Graduate Assistant will support the dean, department chairs, and administrative assistant with the following functions: Gathering data or updating records and files for reports as needed by dean or chairs; Assisting with correspondence as directed; Assisting with publicity and social media needs to advertise events or showcase students; Taking inventory of supplies and helping Administrative Assistant with budget planning; Responding to faculty members’ needs for assistance.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The College of Business is seeking a Graduate Assistant to support college deans in their administrative responsibilities related to the ongoing assessment of academic programs and accreditation compliance. The coordinator will provide research assistance in the form of data collection and analysis along with periodic reporting that will contribute to accreditation and programmatic initiatives.

Open for Spring 2023

The College of Business is seeking Graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs) to assist business faculty in online high enrollment courses. The TA would assist the faculty member of record in answering student emails and facilitating in-course discussions. TAs would also be available for holding virtual office hours and tutoring sessions on a weekly basis. TAs should be proficient and knowledgeable in general Business courses, Economics, and professional development courses.

Open for Spring 2023

The graduate assistant position in PEES will support faculty and students in the disciplines of physical education and exercise science. This position will have the following responsibilities: serve as a research assistant to exercise science faculty member(s); serve as a lab assistant for laboratory setups in PEES; serve as a liaison for the South Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (SCAPHERD); assist with recruitment and retention efforts within the PEES department. The person qualified for this position will have an undergraduate degree in physical education, exercise science, kinesiology or a related field and will be able to work independently, and be comfortable leading in a laboratory setting. 

Open for Spring 2023

The graduate assistant will work closely with the Department of Teacher Education (DTE) and our Teaching Fellows/ Teacher Cadet programs. The position will have the following responsibilities: assist the Director of Teacher Cadet with outreach to Teacher Cadet classes; assist the Director of Teaching Fellows with outreach to high schools; coordinate events for Teacher Cadet, Teaching Fellows, and the Department of Teacher Education; work with the Dean of the College of Education on retention efforts, including data analysis to identify students at risk and support outreach efforts to encourage students to use academic support services, as well as other resources (faculty, etc.).

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

Write and schedule social media and web content in support of graduate and online undergraduate programs. The GA will complete a set of social media training activities including training provided by Hootsuite and use Hootsuite as the primary tool for posting to social platforms. The GA will work in collaboration with any undergraduate student workers who are also working on social media and web content for the College of Graduate and Online Studies. In addition to writing and scheduling social posts, the GA will also conduct interviews for, and write profiles of faculty members, student testimonials, and similar short articles for publication on Lander web pages and/or in Lander print materials. While the GA will work for and report to the dean of the College of Graduate and Online Studies, he or she will be expected to collaborate with employees housed in University Relations, including the university’s Marketing and Brand Strategist.

Open for Spring 2023
This position will support undergraduate nursing students and faculty in the skills simulation center. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: serve as front line support to students and faculty in day to day operations; serve as a lab assistant for laboratory setups, transitions, and breakdowns, assist. The person qualified for this position will have an undergraduate degree in a health-related field and will be able to work independently, and must be able to work morning and afternoon hours. 

Executive Offices

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Communications and Social Media Graduate Assistant will provide assistance with communication development and strategy development for internal/external messaging as well as provide assistance with social media monitoring, response, and content development.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Graduate Assistant for the Office of General Counsel will assist in the performance of various matters. This person must possess strong organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills. Additional skills would include detailed oriented, ability to multi-task, prioritization, great phone etiquette, positive attitude and confidentiality skills are a must.  Job duties for this position would include the preparation of communications, conducting extensive research, maintaining appropriate documentation and filing systems, scheduling meetings, preparation of presentations and excel documents. 

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The primary role of the Policy Research Fellow is to draft a Policy Brief for each policy up for review and approval by all internal policy stakeholders and, possibility, Lander’s Board of Trustees Policy Committee. The Policy Brief compares Lander’s policy with policies of several peer universities on scope, word choice, definitions, and organizational structure. The Policy Brief is essentially a “decision-support document” meant to aid all decision-makers at the policy table before approving a policy and, therefore, includes sections for “Open Questions” and “Recommendations.”  The work is largely reading, writing, analysis, meaningful organization, and re-writing.

Finance & Administration

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Graduate Assistant for Auxiliary Services reports directly to the Director of Auxiliary Services. The Department of Auxiliary Services consists of the Bearcat Shop (campus store), Lander Post Office, and Printing Services, and it is part of the Office of Finance and Administration. Duties include, but are not limited to assisting with Bearcat Shop website maintenance; collaborating with Print Services to design posters, flyers, and social media graphics; and producing a monthly newsletter to update the campus on happenings and information from Auxiliary Services.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Graduate Assistant for Technology Support will provide technology support to smart classrooms, labs, and infrastructure resources; serve as technical writers and documenters for IT communication rooms and technology spaces and classrooms; and help install hardware, software, and basic network equipment. 

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Technology Support and Administrative Assistant will provide assistance with the maintenance, management and follow up of technology purchases; provide effective assistance with technology office tasks; help coordinate certain technology activities for the CIO and the Office of Information Technology Services; develop and maintain various departmental files; serve as a technical writer for the ITS newsletter; and successfully coordinate assigned technology and IT projects.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Office of Special Events is looking for graduate assistants to help with the planning logistics and executing of events on campus.  The position will report to the director of special events and have duties that require self-discipline and work that is not always closely supervised.  At least two years of experience is preferable.  Some duties will include meetings with off campus customers, planning meetings for major campus events, and putting together schedules for student workers.  There will be direct involvement with student workers and occasional lead person on smaller campus events.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Graduate Assistant for Procurement Services will provide assistance by receiving and directing phone calls; fielding questions pertaining to procurement; assisting with the receipt and examination of purchase requisitions for accuracy; assisting the Procurement Buyer(s); maintaining the University Vendor File by receiving, verifying and inputting proper documents; and performing related duties as required.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Graduate Assistant for the Vice President of Finance & Administration reports directly to the Senior Accountant. The GA will assist the Vice President for Finance and Administration in making value added decisions as related to the spending practices of the university and how these decisions impact the overall strategic plan. The individual in this position will complete special projects and prepare presentations. Specific responsibilities will include developing a training manual for future graduate positions and/or work study positions; completing a comparative analysis of higher education institutional data; performing simple credit card audits and analysis; and completing monthly bank reconciliations for the Lander Foundation Properties.

Students Affairs

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The CARE & Advocacy Department Graduate Assistant will work with CARE & Advocacy student workers to ensure the Student Affairs Suite front desk is covered. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: Maintain the CARE Chirps program and bird houses located around campus; Work with CARE & Advocacy student workers to maintain the Condolence Card Program; Partner with CARE & Advocacy student workers and the Student Outreach Coordinator to implement and host programs in the Student Center; Participate in bi-weekly call campaigns to students of concern and students with a CARE history to help with fostering and maintaining their success; See Something, Say Something campaign: Create large flyers to post around campus to encourage the Lander community to report individuals of concern to the team for support. Include a QR code for ease of access directly linking to the CARE & Advocacy website; Create, implement, and update a CARE-related commercial to broadcast in partnership with LUX; Work with Student Outreach Coordinator to maintain the CAREConnect; Student to Student Mentoring Program.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Career Services Graduate Assistant will primarily focus on Employer Relations and Community Connections/Partnerships. This position will also include assisting with Community Work Study (CWS) positions to ensure Lander University is in compliance with providing the appropriate amount of students to work in areas of need within the community.  In addition, the GA will serve as the liaison for the University in connecting current undergraduate students to employment and graduate school opportunities in the area, and beyond.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

Under the supervision of the Department of Housing and Residence Life, the Graduate Hall Director will be primarily responsible for staff supervision, training, and evaluation of Resident Assistants. The Graduate Hall Director will serve as part of Housing and Residence Life’s on-call rotation, maintain a high level of visibility in our residential communities through interactions with residents, and support departmental residential living and learning initiatives while building an environment that promotes community, integrity, inclusion, and engagement.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

Under the supervision of the Assignments Coordinator the Graduate Assistant for Housing Business Operations will participate in all aspects of room and meal assignments for current and prospective students. Maintain up-to-date and accurate records in both StarRez (Housing Database) and Banner as it relates to room assignments, meal plans and billing. Assist in managing the Request to Move process for our current residents and seeing them through the process. Uploading and scanning files, keys, sending out notifications, managing spreadsheets. Assist the Director of Housing with research and special projects as needed.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Graduate Assistant for the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards will report directly to the head of the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Serve as a Graduate Student Representative on the University’s Student Conduct Committee; Assist in maintaining Maxient (conduct database) data: uploading files, logs, reports, and sanctions; Assist in collecting and organizing notes and records to be uploaded into servers and databases; Review and purge confidential and classified files per record retention protocol; Provide service as a Conduct Officer (hearing minor cases such as housing violations); Serve as a Peer Mentor; educating students on the effects of alcohol through Brief Motivational Interviews; Assist in the creation, implementation, and functioning of programs hosted by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards; Collaborate with other offices as necessary to assist in ordering and gathering items (on and off-campus).

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Bear Necessities Food Pantry in the division of Student Affairs seeks a graduate assistant to manage the regular activities of the pantry. This includes managing the space while it is open to students (Wednesday 3:00-6:30), being present to receive regular deliveries from the county food bank (every other Tuesday 1:00-3:00), receiving all other donations, maintaining inventory counts, writing weekly reports on the activities and status of the pantry, coordinating volunteers, and writing a semesterly report on activity in the space. The student who fills this role will need to have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as a desire to help their fellow students. They must also be able to regularly lift 50 pounds or more, and work with cold storage items.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Wellness & Holistic Support Graduate Assistant will be responsible for, but not limited to, reestablishing the Peer Educator program in the Wellness Center; using a current best practice model, including overseeing the selection of candidates and the training of those chosen for the position; managing and directing the programming of the Peer Educator program for the Lander University campus community; and collaborating with Health Services, Counseling Services, and Disability Services to determine desired health promotion and education messaging. This individual will also be expected to manage the Wellness Center’s profile on multiple social media platforms.

Student Life

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The primary function of the Graduate Assistant for Business Operations is to organize and provide financial support for all departments within Student Life. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Monitor, reconcile and analyze account activities for student life budgets; Keep an active ledger for all student life budgets/accounts; Responsible for modifying all transactions; Assist with the processing check requests, reimbursements, and petty cash transactions; Assist with reviewing contracts and agreements and following through on the process; Create programming opportunities for student groups to learn about financial literacy and budgeting.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The primary function of the Graduate Assistant for Campus Activities is to help plan, organize, and implement events designed to enhance the student experience. This Graduate Assistant should gain experience in advising, programming, student organizations, campus policies, and working with campus partners. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Assisting in the training, development and staffing of programs and events; planning, assisting, and implementing night events; Plan, assist, and implement pop-up events; supervise, train, manage and oversee the student lounge workers; Assist with Student Life special events.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The New Student and Family Programs Graduate Assistant for Family Programs works directly with the Executive Director for Student Life & Engagement and provides programs and services for new students and their families. This position serves as a liaison to the parents and family members of the nearly 4,000 undergraduate students and works collaboratively with department and university officials. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, event planning, publication writing and design, development/fundraising, phone and email support, maintaining social media accounts as well as assessment of activities and events. 

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The goal of the Graduate Assistant position is to involve the Fitness and Wellness GA in all aspects of the administration of a university Group Exercise and general fitness operations, with an emphasis on Group Exercise development and management. This will include planning and coordinating the instructor and group exercise class schedules; leadership of group exercise classes; assisting with hiring, supervision, training, and evaluation of student employees; and serving as the administrative contact person when program director is not available.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Graduate Assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life will assist professional staff in supporting almost three hundred students across nine social Greek organizations, over fifty organization presidents, and approximately sixty student workers. Some duties will include serving as a point of contact for student groups for Fraternities and Sororities; conducting training sessions for new and returning student group leaders; researching best practices for Student Organization and fraternal management; and proposing ways to improve the student involvement experience. The GA will oversee programming efforts, leadership workshops, and review assessment.

Position Closed

The Graduate Assistant (GA) reports to the Assistant Director of Student Life for Campus Recreation and Intramural Sports. The GA is responsible for implementing policies and procedures, which contribute to the development of a safe, professionally managed, and well-organized Intramural Sports Program. The GA will oversee the daily operation of selected team sports and special event programs, plan and lead various captain/referee meetings, attend intramural activities to assess the program and provide staff support, and participate as an active team member to the Campus Recreation Staff. A focus on positive customer service and student development is expected in all aspects of the Intramural Sports program.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Outdoor Pursuits GA will be involved with all aspects of the administration of a university outdoor pursuits program, with an emphasis on adventure trip program management. This will include planning and coordinating the successful delivery of all adventure trips; leadership of adventure trips; assisting with hiring, supervision, training, and evaluation of student employees; program-wide equipment ordering and billing records; and serving as the administrative contact person when program director is not available. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in recreation, education, tourism or a closely related field. Prior experience with recreational program management and/or staff supervision, documented experience leading outdoor recreation activities, knowledgeable in the use and care of a variety of outdoor recreation equipment, and strong references for being a self-starter, self-directed, ability to work unsupervised, mature judgment, detail -oriented, and a team player.

Open for Spring 2023

The primary function of the Graduate Assistant for Marketing would provide support for advertising needs for both the Department of Student Life and the Division of Student Affairs. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Develop, organize, and implement marketing and promotional plans; monitor and manage the departments website, printed materials, TV displays, etc.; Work on projects on a need’s basis; create a plan, meeting with staff to understand needs and meet deadlines; Oversee and manage the project request system on TEAMS; Assist with the development of marketing videos and ads; Serve as a liaison between University Relations, Print Services, etc.; Oversee and supervise student workers who work with Marketing; assist the Special Events with all marketing needs.

Open for Spring 2023

The Graduate Assistant for New Student Orientation will assist the Office of Orientation Programs in introducing new Lander students and families to the services and programs that are essential to their academic and co-curricular success at Lander. Duties will include managing transfer orientation sessions at the beginning of each semester; researching best practices for orientation, transition, and persistence and propose ways to improve the orientation programs; assisting new families and students with questions regarding new student orientation; and assisting the marketing and communication efforts for orientation programs.

This position has been filled for 2022-2023
The Graduate Assistant for Special Events will oversee the student event process and provide guidance to student organizations regarding their events. The graduate assistant will assist in the planning and implementation of special events such as tree lighting, organization fairs, commU, etc. as assigned by the Coordinator of Student Life.
This position has been filled for 2022-2023

The Graduate Assistant for Student Organizations and Leadership assists with the advisement, management, and leadership development of the recognized student organizations.